Last month we mentioned that more than 400,000 people die from lead poisoning a year in the United States. It can also cause serious health problems, especially in children and older adults.

We also discussed several sources of lead poisoning, including lead paint, lead dust, soil and food. This month we will look at sources of lead poisoning from water, and how to prevent it.  

Sources of Lead Poisoning 

There are a few ways lead can enter your water supply:

Here are some remedies:

Contact Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric to Ensure There is No Lead in Your Water

If you do fear there is lead in your water, the plumbing professionals at Ravinia Plumbing can help you identify any potential problems.  If you need to replace pipes, faucets or fixtures, we can do that too, as well as filters. We’ve been in business since 1928, and we’ve made a name for ourselves as one of the most trusted and reliable plumbing, sewer, HVAC, and electrical companies in Chicagoland. Contact Ravinia Plumbing today to schedule an appointment.